G4S certified as one of the top employers in Africa

  • 16 Oct 2017 15:03
For the sixth consecutive year, G4S has been certified by the Top Employer Institute as a Top Employer Africa 2018, solidifying the company’s commitment to be a responsible and sustainable employer, who empowers and develops its employees to contribute towards G4S’s overall achievements.
Africa Top Employer 2017

G4S is the only private security company in Africa that has ever been awarded Top Employer certification. This is a remarkable triumph, particularly as the company has been awarded 9 certifications in 2013, 11 certifications in 2014 and 2015, 13 certifications in 2016, 2017 and now again in 2018. Independent research by the Top Employers Institute shows the company looks after its people exceptionally well, offering employees an engaging and safe working environment where their contributions are valued.
I believe that G4S’s solid people practices, effective training programmes and strong drive towards upskilling and developing its people, and the industry, have resulted in this international award and clearly set us apart from our competitors. Our business is defined by the high standards and expertise of our people, and our customers rely on us to provide high quality, screened, effective employees to secure their assets and business activities
mel brooks Regional President, G4S AFrica
The Top Employers endorsement recognises top employers through a stringent certification process evaluating internal HR policies and procedures and is awarded to companies that achieve the highest standards of excellence in employee conditions. The annual international research, undertaken by the Top Employers Institute, acknowledges leading employers around the world. This prestigious certification is rewarded to organisations that provide outstanding work environments, nurture talent throughout all levels of its operation and strive to continuously improve occupational practices. 

The Institute has just announced the overall results of this year’s research into the employee conditions of significant employers in the region. Only organisations that achieve certification in at least five countries within the region deserve the special Top Employers Africa 2018 recognition. G4S has been certified in 13 countries, including Botswana, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, DRC, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia - an accolade that makes G4S stand out in the exclusive and internationally renowned community of Top Employers in Africa.
We are thrilled to again receive Top Employer accreditation in 13 countries – a fantastic acknowledgement of our best people practice efforts, which will only motivate us to reach even further heights of HR excellence in future. With a staff complement of over 111 000 people in Africa, we are the largest private security employer on the continent. G4S therefore takes great pride in the creativity and diversity of our talented people and strive to create a safe and value-driven environment that provides opportunities for growth, innovation and a sustainable future for all.
STANLEY BLYTH Regional HR Director, G4S Africa
Crucial to the Top Employers process is that participating companies must meet the required high standard in the research in order to achieve the certification. The Top Employers Institute assessed G4S’s people practices on the following criteria: Talent Strategy, Workforce Planning, On-boarding, Learning & Development, Performance Management, Leadership Development, Career & Succession Management, Compensation & Benefits and Culture. The independent research has verified G4S’s outstanding employee conditions in all certified countries. This earned G4S Africa a coveted spot among a choice group of certified Top Employers.
Our extensive research concluded that G4S Africa forms part of a select group of employers that advance employee conditions worldwide. Their people are well taken care of. Now that they have received the Top Employers Africa 2018 certification, they can truly consider themselves at the top of an exclusive group of the world’s best employers. Reason to celebrate.
David Plink CEO at Top Employers Institute
To learn more about the Top Employers Institute and the Top Employers certification visit: www.top-employers.com

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